3725, RE: Palestine & Israel: Both wrong.|
Posted by Eli_B, Tue Oct-07-03 09:18 PM
>Absolutely, but don't you think that moderate Palestinans
>are doing a better job at resisting the occupation than
>Hamas and Islamic Jihad? Like I said I can't see ANY way
>out of this tragedy so I ain't one to judge but Palestinian
>extremists are holding moderates hostage, in much the same
>way as Sharon has brought destruction on Israel just to
>further his own war-mongering agenda by starting the second
>intifada to steal the election.
When one inflicts pain on you, your friends, and your relatives, the natural instinctive reaction is to retaliate and inflict pain on the friends and relatives of the ones who inflict pain on you. I'm not saying that it's right, but that's the natural reaction, and that's why groups like Hamas are so popular, that and the social services they provide. That's why it's a cycle. Palestinians have tried numerous times to end the cycle. But Sharon won't let them, and until Israelis realize that Sharon is taking them for a ride and get rid of him in favor of someone more moderate and conciliatory towards the Palestinians, it seems were locked in this dance of death.